Women’s Health Symposium Covers the Latest on Cancer

What: Mercy Regional Cancer Center and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center offer Women’s Health Symposium

When: Feb 9, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Redding

Cost: No charge

Plan now to attend a stimulating reception and lecture with leading medical professionals who will share the latest and greatest information on cancer that is most often experienced by women.  The Mercy Regional Cancer Center and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to present “An Evening Dedicated to the Latest and Greatest in the Detection and Treatment of Women-related Cancers.”

Topics will include:

Breast Cancer – presented by Lauren Strickland, DO, Breast Surgical Oncology Specialist. Dr. Strickland is a breast surgical oncology specialist with a private practice in Redding.  She combines her expertise in surgical intervention and genetics with a strong passion for women’s breast oncology, health and wellness.

Cervical Cancer – presented by George Sawaya, MD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences & Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Sawaya is an obstetrician-gynecologist.  His main research interest is in cervical cancer screening.  Within his research, Dr. Sawaya also focuses on cost effectiveness and cost utility as well as new approaches to population based screening.

Ovarian/Pelvic Cancer – presented by John Chung-Kai Chan, MD, Director of Gynecologic Oncology, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Chan is the Director of Gynecologic Oncology and a specialist in the treatment of ovarian and other pelvic cancers.  He oversees the division’s activities in patient care, research and education.  In his research, Dr. Chan focuses on new gynecologic cancer treatments including gene therapy, cellular immunotherapy and targeted biologic therapy.

The event will include complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar.  Call 24-MERCY or log on to redding.mercy.org for more information or to register for this great evening of information.

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